Topps announced it’s 2009 Rookie All-Star team. Omir Santos has been selected as the Rookie Catcher.
The squad consists of catcher Omir Santos (Mets), first baseman Travis Ishikawa (Giants), second baseman Chris Getz (White Sox), third baseman Gordon Beckham (White Sox), shortstop Elvis Andrus (Rangers), outfielders Chris Coghlan (Marlins), Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) and Nolan Reimold (Orioles), and pitchers Tommy Hanson (Braves) and J.A. Happ (Phillies).
AÂ 28 year oldÂ former Yankee prospect, Santos had a .260 BA, .296 OBP, .391 SLB in 306 plate appearances. Santos finished the year with 28 Runs, 73 Hits, 14 Doubles, 1 Triple, 7 Home Runs and 40 Runs Batted In.
Santos received 8 Real Dirty Mets Blog Man Up Awards and his most memorable momentÂ as a Met was when he hit one over the Green Monster to beat the Red Sox.
Jonathan Papelboncame on for the save but walked Sheffield to start the 9th.Â Two strikeouts later, Omir Santos stepped up to the plate and carved his place in the hearts and minds of Met fans everywhere, but especially those that made the trip to Fenway.
To read more about Santos, make sure to check out Make it or Break it?: Omir Santos Starting Catcher 2010Â and Omir Santos Is A Dog.